Friday, February 6, 2015

Thinking of You - Lotus Blossom - Sketch Fenzy Friday

It's been a while since I've made a card using the sketch challenge with Sketch Frency Friday here.  I used it to make a "thinking of you" card for my sister who was just released from hospital yesterday.  She walked to the hospital on Tuesday suffering with mild chest pain, but she was convinced that there was nothing wrong, and she would be sent home pronto.  However, the ECG was not normal, the heart rate too slow, so a decision was made to do an Angiogram.  This showed a 90% blockage of one of the coronary arteries.  So, 2 stents were put in that one artery, and she's feeling fine, but upset that her health is not 100% any more.
Since she lives so far away (Vancouver), I can't just hop on the bus and go and visit her, so I am sending a card instead - and following up with phone calls of course.


I used Elegant Eggplant as my base, layering it with Whisper White and then Painted Petals DSP.
In the middle of the card, I placed an Elegant Eggplant banner, upon which I placed a smaller piece of the Painted Petals DSP and Rose Red cardstock (embossed with the Lines folder).

The Lotus Blossom was stamped with Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, and Wisteria Wonder (which had been stamped off once).  The stem is Wisteria Wonder.  The flower was punch with the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch.  I then used the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (the circles) and the paper piercing tool to pierce a circle within the scalloped one.  The edges were sponged with Elegant Eggplant and then attached to the card with dimensionals.  

Dazzling details was applied to the outline of the flower.

The sentiment is from Sheltering Trees and is stamped with Elegant Eggplant ink.

Here are the supplies I used: 

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Terri said...

What a pretty card. Really like the color combo & how you pierced around the flower. Thanks for creating with us over at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Patrice Herrera said...

Beautiful as usual Maria, Your color choice is amazing and that little extra touch with the piercing ... NICELY DONE.

KathyC said...

Very pretty card Maria! I love the color combo--not one I would have thought of. Thanks for playing along!

KathyC said...

Pretty card! I love the color combo you used. It's not one I had thought of for this set. Thanks for playing along!

Kim Innis said...

Love that stamp set, and w love your card. Thanks for playing with us at Sketch Frenzy Friday.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! I forget how pretty elegant eggplant is. I love all the details you added to the lotus flower!